Benjamin Edwards

Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

Wealth Management
A broker facing FINRA disciplinary charges is citing last month’s Supreme Court decision that weakened the SEC’s enforcement powers to challenge the validity of the brokerage regulator’s enforcement arm.
The impact of the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in SEC v. Jarkesy, limiting the commission’s use of in-house judges, will likely have long-term consequences, with securities attorneys speculating that SEC settlement offers may increase and state regulators may take the reins on cases that would previously have been led by the federal regulator.
Wall Street Journal
Delaware isn’t happy that public companies are fleeing its litigation-heavy business environment to incorporate in friendlier states like Nevada. No one likes losing business, and Delaware has long been known as a jurisdiction for deal makers. But requiring a fee from businesses domesticating in other states or barring corporations’ exits—as the Delaware Supreme Court is now considering—would be a serious mistake.
When you walk into a financial adviser’s office, you expect them to put your best interests above all else — in the same way a doctor would, rather than, say, a car salesman. But many people don’t realize that the rules financial professionals must follow vary, depending on where they work and what products they’re selling.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Edwards

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News | March 1, 2024

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The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | December 4, 2023

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The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

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Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | September 1, 2023

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